In the public cloud segment, ODMs again accounted for the biggest share of the market, with a year-end spike in shipments to hyperscale operators.
The news comes a month after data centre real estate consultancy CBRE reported that the four largest co-location markets of Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris (“FLAP”) meanwhile hit a combined 201MW in take-up in data centre capacity in 2019 – a new European record, driven by hyperscalers (major cloud providers).
“Cloud service revenues grew by 39 percent in 2019, enterprise SaaS revenues grew by 26 percent, search/social networking revenues grew by 20 percent, and e-commerce revenues grew by 24 percent, all of which helped to drive increases in spending on public cloud infrastructure,” said Synergy’s John Dinsdale.
“Meanwhile, enterprise spending on their own data centers is being crimped by the shift in workloads to public clouds. We are already seeing server shipments to public cloud providers outstripping shipments to enterprises.”
CBRE’sMitun Patel told us last month: “As the hyperscale companies roll out their services more widely… the rate of hyperscale procurement of data centre capacity in other European cities will increase rapidly. As a result, markets such as Madrid, Milan, Warsaw and Zurich, will witness a substantial increase in colocation activity.”
Coronavirus-driven recession or no, major procurement looks set to continue as data centre providers ramp up capacity to support surging cloud demand.